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Wanda B Short

February 16, 1926 — March 19, 2017

Funeral services for Wanda B (Wilkins) Short, 91, of Pollock, LA were held Friday, March 24, 2017 at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK. Reverend Mark Breland officiated and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Casket bearers were Jess Royall, Jesse McHolland, Ben Royall, Eric Mathe, Wyatt McHolland and Aaron Noll. Honorary Casket Bearers were Misty Royall, Lauren Mathe, Megan Royall, Kenny Royall, Cassandra McHolland, Jennifer Royall, Jeremy Royall, Tammy Royall, Timmy Royall and Nichole Royall.

Wanda was born February 16, 1926 in Quinton, OK to William H. and Toni M. (Fulmer) Wilkins. She passed away March 19, 2017 in Pollock, LA.

Wanda began working after high school for McDonnell Douglas during WWII as a Rosie the Riveter. Later, she worked for Bell Telephone Company. Soon after, she became a waitress as a single mother of three boys, and later had a fourth son. Wanda was active in the American Legion as a young adult and served as president while living in Turley. She was supported by lifelong friend Randy Hamilton. Wanda retired as a waitress at the age of 80. In her later years, she moved to Louisiana to live with her son, John.

She is survived by her son, Jim Royall and wife Janet of Tulsa, John Royall and wife Kris of Pineville, LA, Joe Royall and wife Kathy of Colorado Springs, CO, and Steve Royall and wife Melodie of Collinsville; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Toni Wilkins; brother and sister-in-law, Pete and Wanda Wilkins.

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